Stage Door

The ups and downs in the lives and careers of a group of ambitious young actresses and show girls from disparate backgrounds brought together in a theatrical hostel. Centres particularly on the conflict and growing friendship between Terry Randall, a rich girl confident in her talent and ability to make it to the top on the stage, and Jean Maitland, a world weary and cynical trouper who has taken the hard knocks of the ruthless…

Wee Willie Winkie

Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they witness the capture of Khoda Khan, leader of the rebel Indian faction. Priscilla plays at being a soldier and is even given a uniform and allowed to drill by the genial Sergeant MacDuff, but her gruff grandfather disapproves and insists she remain apart from…

Damaged Goods

Warning of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, specifically syphilis.

Varsity Show

Winfield College students rebel against a stodgy professor who won’t permit “swing” music be played in their varsity show. They appeal to a big Broadway alumnus and have him direct their show. What they don’t know is that this “star’s” last three shows were flops.

Hollywood Hotel

Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman’s band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio’s star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn’t want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and…

Stella Dallas

After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.

Love Is on the Air

A newscaster (Ronald Reagan) gets demoted for exposing the town’s criminal activities over the airwaves.

Heidi (1937)

Heidi is orphaned and her uncaring maternal Aunt Dete takes her to the mountains to live with her reclusive, grumpy paternal grandfather, Adolph Kramer. Heidi brings her grandfather back into mountain society through her sweet ways and sheer love. When Dete later returns and steals Heidi away to become the companion of a rich man’s wheelchair-bound daughter, the grandfather is heartsick to discover his little girl missing and immediately sets out to get her back.

Black Legion

When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.

The Robber Symphony

A bag of loot is stashed in a piano that belongs to a family of traveling entertainers. A gang of robbers tries to get the loot back, and though they kddnap two members of the troop, the third, a young boy, has run off with the piano.

The Life of Emile Zola

Biopic of the famous french writer Emile Zola and his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair.

The Prisoner of Zenda

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

The Sovereign

Der Herrscher (The Sovereign) was based on Before Sunset, a play by Gerhart Hauptmann. The great Emil Jannings stars as Mathias Clausen, a self-made businessman who is forced to do a great deal of soul-searching when his wife unexpectedly dies. Determining to start life anew, he falls in love with his secretary Inken (Marianne Hoppe) and impulsively takes a vacation to Italy. Clausen’s selfish grown children, not wishing to share their father’s affections — nor…

The Broken Jug

The man who broke the jug, the judge, is trying a case who determine who broke the jug. Long before the evidence becomes conclusive against the suspects, it becomes apparent that the blustering and bullying – and naive – village judge is the guilty one.

La Habanera

Astrée and her aunt from Sweden are vacationing in Puerto Rico. Astrée is enchanted by the local habanera musicas well as by Don Pedro de Avila, a rich and powerful landowner. Upon embarkation, she spontaneously decides to stay; she runs down the gangway, finds him waiting for her, and soon is married. Ten years later – it is now 1937 – Astrée finds herself trapped in an unhappy marriage. Her paradise has turned to hell;…

The Daughter of the Samurai

At the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Education, the former “mountain filmer” Fanck directed this “cultural feature film” with Japanese actors in Japan, making this the first, German-Japanese co-production. The young Japanese man Teruo gets caught up in a conflict between tradition and modernism, when he returns to Japan from Germany after having spent a number of years there studying. Now, he is supposed to marry Mitsuko, the daughter of his adoptive father, to…

Young and Innocent

A young girl helps an innocent man escape the law when he’s framed for murder.

Gypsy

An orphan, Josefa, runs away from her threatening uncle with whom she is living, and stows away on traveller Fændrik’s boat. She is no better off with him, however, as he forces himself on her and makes her steal and beg for a living. Meanwhile Fændrik’s sister, who has been left penniless on shore by her deceitful brother, joins forces with Josefa’s fiancé, Oscar, in a search for the missing pair.

A Star Is Born

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing